So I bought an A6000 and the kit lens (16-50 3.5-5.6) off eBay
Frankly I’m disappointed with the images I’m getting, although not grossly bad the fine detail is even worst than my former camera, a Canon SX-20 “Superzoom” Here’s a sample picture
So I’m wondering what the issue is, if it could be user error, or if something might be defective about the camera and/or lens (and if so which one is more likely), or if the kit lens really is that atrocious. I know yeah, it’s a kit lens and people say bad things about kit lenses, but I figured it was good to start and had to be better than my prosumer “superzoom” camera I had.
Worth noting I managed to drop the camera a foot and a half onto the porch while I was taking it out of it’s package. Unsure if that could have damaged the camera and/or the lens- it seemed to be working fine.
When I saw my pictures coming out like this I did try taking the same shot with my SX-20, and saw noticeably more fine detail with the latter.